Lakin Correctional Center

The Lakin Correctional Center and Jail is a maximum-security facility for female inmates that is located just north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. This is the only all-female prison in the state of West Virginia, and it can house a maximum of 543 inmates. This facility is operated by the West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The Lakin Correctional Center houses female inmates of all custody levels, from minimum to maximum. Depending on their custody level, inmates can be housed in a dormitory style housing unit, a modular housing unit, a multiple occupancy cell, or a single occupancy cell.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Lakin Correctional Center are usually on the weekends. You must have an approved visitation application on file with the West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation before you can attend a visit.

As of February 2021, visits at Lakin Correctional Center have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call the facility directly for more information about when visits will resume.

Physical Address

Lakin Correctional Center
11264 Ohio River Road
West Columbia, WV 25287

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General Phone Number

(304) 674-2440

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Lakin Correctional Center
11264 Ohio River Road
West Columbia, WV 25287

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Lakin Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during approved daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in West Virginia, please click here.

How to Send Money

Family and friends of inmates at Lakin Correctional Center may send money to their inmate's trust fund account using the following methods:

Programs For Inmates

Educational: Adult Basic Education, GED
Vocational: Culinary Arts, Horticulture, Landscaping, and Facility Maintenance
West Virginia Correctional Industries: Garment, Sewing, and Embroidery Factory

Keeping Infant Development Successful (KIDS)
The KIDS program allows incarcerated mothers to keep their newborn infants with them in a separate unit within the prison.

Paws 4 People
This program allows inmates to train dogs to be service animals.

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Careers at Lakin Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with the West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and would like more information about job openings at the Lakin Correctional Center, click here.